Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Coffee Shop Kind of Day

As the fall season is coming to an end, there are a lot of pieces to add to your wardrobe. This past year, I've tried to learn as much as I can about layering. I'm more mindful about the pieces I pair together to make the whole look feel complete. 
Today while making a run to my local coffee shop to try out some new winter flavors, I paired together one of my favorite graphic t-shirts with some destroyed black skinny jeans. To contrast all of the black colors in this look, I wore some brown oxfords and my brand new Brown Button Coat, thanks to SheIn.

 I like this piece because it can be worn as a light layer depending on the weather. Today, while it was a little bit cool outside, I wore it as a jacket with my outfit, but when it gets colder I can see myself adding on a grey trench coat and black beanie to balance out all of the blacks, browns and greys.

Since I go to school in Pennsylvania, I know I will definitely have to layer up this winter. However, if you go to school where there really isn't a winter, this jacket is an awesome in-between weather piece to play up the fall weather. 

With all that in mind, go check out your local cafe's winter-y flavors! Today I got a vanilla spice latte!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Netflix and Chill Kind of Night

For my favorite kind of "Netflix and Chill" kind of night, I'll be hanging out with my friends and watching shows and movies that make me laugh. Here's my guide to my favorite tv shows and pajama pieces to help you have the best Netflix and Chill night this fall!

On The TV

Never a bad time to sit down and watch this show. I love getting to know all of the characters and referencing the show whenever I can! 

Just started getting into this show this semester, and I'm already regretting waiting so long. This show cracks me up, and my favorite episode is when the gang realizes all of the things that annoy each other about themselves (season 3, episode 8).

Always a classic, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is one of my favorite Netflix choices right now because of the hilarious writing of Tina Fey. My favorite character is Jane Krakowski's character, Jacqueline Voorhes! 


The perfect girls night includes one of my favorite pieces from AdoreMe's pajama line to feel comfy and cute. These sleek midnight-black colored pajamas will be my perfect outfit and keep me warm this fall.

When it comes to lingerie, it's all about the black colors for me. I feel confident and comfortable wearing something just like these bra and underwear from AdoreMe. I love the cool patterns and support, and it's cool enough to wear under anything, not just your pajamas! 

Not planning on catching a movie with your girlfriends? If so, your Netflix night may include some cool and simple lingerie. I don't like to wear anything too flashy, so I stuck to this pitch-black Matisse piece. I love this because of it's deep v-cut and strappy back. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What I'm Investing In This October

So I made a wish list of all of my favorite pieces that I need this fall. From either wearing them out or just needing new things, I’ve narrowed down my list to some classic black colored things that will match anything I wear. If you follow my Instagram you can see a little bit of what I wear on a daily basis, but these are just some of my picks for what I am interested in this year.
I am always on the lookout for new shoes.. but I need something for the season that will also transition easily into the upcoming spring. I found these heels and these boots that I can wear all season. 

And of course, I need some accessories to go with these shoes, and nothing is more classic than a pair of stockings. For extra warmth, I will add a basic pair of black ribbed socks for my boots and peep-toe heels!

Last but not least, even though I have too many purses, it’s always good to go back to the classics, and get a giant tote bag for my days on the road to and from class. This one is such a low-key color, and will blend in with any outfit I wear this fall. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The End of the Summer

The summer is finally coming to an end and it's almost time to head back to school or buckle down for the next season of work. Take this time to reflect on your summer and how you feel it went. 

Did you achieve all of your goals?
Did you venture out and try something new?
Did you make any new friends?
Did you do something brave that you never thought you would do?

One of my main problems that I had until 2016 was that I never documented enough in my life. I find so much relief after writing down major moments in my
Life such as goals, accomplishments, and just things in general that I'm thankful for. This fall, make a list of all of the things that you want to do with your friends, your family, and on your own. 

Splurge a little on yourself. Read a good book, get into some September issues of magazines, invest in some lingerie, buy some artisan tea that makes you feel like you're in a cafe in Paris. Make yourself happy and don't forget to document your favorite moments along the way. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Pick of the Day! - August 10th, 2016

Pick of the Day! - August 10th, 2016

Check out my latest CollegeFashionista article!

During the week, how easy is it to get caught up in daydreams about the warm sand, waves crashing, and the cool salty breezes? Fortunately, it isn’t hard to bring those daydreams of our favorite beach getaways with us into the city.  If you’re pining away for the beach, perhaps a few summer prints and pastel colors in your outfit can satiate your coastline blues. No sand required.
Check out my latest CollegeFashionista article live on my page, find it here!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Pick of the Day! - August 1st, 2016

Pick of the Day! - August 1st, 2016

Henri Bendel x CollegeFashionista

Add some fly sunglasses, overalls, and a Henri Bendel bag and BOOM you're ready for the streets of New York. Henri Bendel is a go-to for the best accessories when you're stepping out into the city. Read all about the CollegeFashionista x Henri Bendel collaboration here.

CollegeFashionista is having their last workshop of the summer tomorrow 8/2 from 6-8pm at the Henri Bendel Flagship Store (712 5th Avenue, New York, NY). Hear advice, mingle with fashion insiders, and enjoy 20% off! RSVP here!

Here are some of my favorite Henri pieces and how I'm wearing them this fall! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

8 Things You'll Need This Fall (via Pinterest)

I know it may not seem like it, but in just over a month, you won't be having a panic attack trying to turn on the air conditioning once you get to your room. Soon we won't be seeing 95 degrees on the weather forecast every day and the world will be at peace. Summer is slowly starting to end and cool weather will soon be approaching. 
Since we're already ahead, I went ahead and picked out eight things that have been on my lists to have this upcoming season. Here are 8 pieces (plus some things to pair with them) that you should keep on your radar this fall! 

White Tennis Shoes (Source)
These babies will go with every outfit and pop with even the darkest colors for all you goths out there who wear black all year round. 

Oversized Fuzzy Coat (Source)
Sometimes it's fun to be a little diva on the streets. While it may be ridiculous in the suburbs to flaunt a giant fur coat, in the city this fall it'll be hot to wear these back-in-style coats.

Button Down Shirts with Stripey Layers (Source)
My favorite thing about the fall is adding on the layers because there are so many different ways to show off your style. I love the frayed denim here and how she added the stripes instead of just leaving the button down alone.

Bell-Sleeves paired with Turtleneck and Black Booties (Source)
We've seen bell sleeves everywhere this summer but an even better look this fall will be layering it with a turtleneck for an even better step up. 

Bandana Necklace (Source)
I'm sure you've also seen your fair share of bandanas this summer, but I really like the way they look with fall neutrals and layers more than I like them with tanks and shorts.

Wide-Leg Pants (Source)
Obviously plaid is a classic that is never going anywhere, but paired with a necktie and wide-leg army green pants, this flannel has a little bit of a makeover. 

Lace Up Shoes (Source)
Also seen a lot this summer, these shoes will see a second wave in the fall paired with warmer items like boyfriend jeans and oversized wovens.

All-Denim Look (Source)

My favorite part about denim is that it will never go out of style :) I can't wait to go denim-on-denim this fall while staying warm.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Pick of the Day! - July 20th, 2016

Pick of the Day! - July 20th, 2016

Packing to Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

With so much to explore, and never enough time, packing for your time in Florence, Italy can be a little challenging. And that's why I am here to help! I just got back from a spring semester in Florence and I am here to share with you what I think you should pack for your stay. 
With so much to see and do in such an amazing city, why make it difficult to plan what you'll be taking with you on your journey? I've hand-picked your must-haves for your time abroad. 

- White T-Shirt (Long & Short Sleeves) 
- Black T-Shirt (Long & Short Sleeves) 
- Striped Shirt (Long & Short Sleeves) 
- Black Halter Top 
- Graphic Tee
- Cozy Turtleneck 
- Leather Jacket (Black and/or Tan) -- Essential for Florence..famous for it's leather 
- Black Cardigan
- Sweaters

When packing tops, keep in mind that you aren't going to be able to fit your whole wardrobe. Packing simple basics in neutral colors is not only going to benefit the space in your suitcase, but also the styles in Italy that are minimalist. Italians layer on and mix and match their clothing throughout the season. Even if you pack lightly, I almost guarantee there will end up being clothe sin your closet that you will still never wear.
If you're planning on studying or traveling to Italy in the winter semester into the spring, you need to know that Italians dress for the season, not the temperature. It will not be uncommon to see Italians wearing fur coats into April. If you're looking not to stand out on the streets, you'll want to come fully stocked with winter coats, boots, hats, and more.
In Florence the temperature didn't really drop below 30 degrees even in the coldest months. I wasn't as affected since I have faced much cooler winters, but if you're from a state that never sees snow, I suggest you stock up on the winter gear.
My advice is to pack no more than 2 of your favorite and most practical coats. You won't have room in your suitcase to bring any more, but if you need a coat later on, it won't be hard to find an inexpensive one anywhere. You did choose to go to one of the fashion capitals of the world..
Don't worry about not packing enough clothes for the warmer weather. I was there until the end of April, and it was only shorts weather the last two weeks of April. You're going to want to pack some shorts and tees, but you'll want to be able to also transition those clothes into colder outfits.

- Black Jeans
- Boyfriend Jeans 
- Plain Blue Skinny Jeans
- Jeans with a little bit of a flare (I saw a lot of Italians wearing these)
- Black Skirt
- Black shorts
- Denim Shorts

Bring a lot of plain bottoms just like I suggested with the tops. You'll want want to re-wear pants a lot because if you are washing your clothes at your apartment in Florence, you probably won't have a dryer. Pack the basics and if you feel like you're missing something in your wardrobe, go ahead and buy it in any of Florence's charming clothing boutiques. 
Like I said earlier, Italians dress for the season. It it was 40 degrees at your school in America, you'd be fine wearing a light cardigan out on a Friday night. In Florence, if you're seen in January through March wearing just a tank top of having your legs showing, you're going to stand out very much. 
Pack a couple of pairs of opaque and translucent black tights to wear under skirts and shorts to stay warm and blend in.

- Sneakers (White or black) - You'll be walking more than you think around Florence
- NO HEELS - Trust me, you'll never wear them on the cobblestone streets
- Black Loafers or Flats
- Black Combat Boots
- Converse
- Black Booties

- Scarves
- Black beanie
- Grey beanie
- Gloves

You'll want functional and comfortable shoes with all of your venturing around the streets. Especially the first couple of weeks when you aren't used to walking everywhere, your legs will definitely be sore. The size of Florence is such a luxury though because you really will never have to take a taxi to get anywhere! 

- One over the shoulder bag that zippers securely 
- Plain backpack - For school and day trips
- Backpacking backpack for weekend trips
- Big Suitcase

- Earplugs/Earphones 
- Eye Cover in case you have a room with bright windows
- Composition Notebook (For scrapbooking)
- Pens
- Glue/Tape
- Portable Charger
- Sunglasses

Make sure you pack as lightly as you can because I guarantee you that you will find yourself wandering into many shops and buying as many clothes as you can. I hope this list helps you in your packing for your upcoming adventures in Florence. Until then, make sure you follow me on Instagram and send me a comment or DM if you have any questions!! 

Check out my other post about Where To Visit In Florence :)